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Nottoway County murder may have begun as home invasion

Posted at 11:30 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 14:55:08-05

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. -- A murder in Nottoway County may have begun as a home invasion, according to Crime Insider sources.

Leslie Crews, 82, was found dead inside his home along the 600 block of Poplar Lawn Road, Virginia State Police confirmed.

Mr. Crews had been shot in the head, Crime Insider sources said.

"The Virginia State Police received a call from Nottoway County Sheriff's office of a potential gunshot victim found by his daughter to be deceased at his residence," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "The incident is being investigated as a homicide in addition to certain items being determined to be missing from the residence, which leads investigators to believe this is an isolated incident."

Investigators were at the home all Monday afternoon and into the night, according to neighbors.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

If the public has any information regarding this case, please contact the Virginia State Police at (804)553-3445.